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polycarbonate

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noun poly·car·bon·ate \-ˈkär-bə-ˌnāt, -nət\

Definition of polycarbonate

  1. :  any of various tough transparent thermoplastics characterized by high impact strength and high softening temperature



1930

First Known Use of polycarbonate

1930


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